The movie turns a little soapy as it tries to locate a satisfying ending, and there are too many self-conscious statements of life's little lessons, yet the passion remains.
John Hartl, Seattle Times, 2014-10-02
There are complex situations, well-acted characters and a central relationship that feels authentic and mature - and yet it's missing some element to bring it fully into focus.
Penny Walker, Arizona Republic, 2014-09-25
Juliette Lewis and newcomer Jonny Weston bring terrific sensitivity to their roles.
Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 2014-09-18
A sly satire that's sexy, touching, and funny, if seriously flawed.
Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2014-09-12
An offbeat drama with a pervasive sense of unease. Compelling, if slightly inconclusive.
Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 2014-09-11
Nothing too shocking happens, nor does the film end in some completely unpredictable way. It's a modest pleasure.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2014-09-05
The performances of Ms. Lewis and Mr. Weston crackle with authenticity. Like a good punk-rock song, this bracingly honest, tough-minded vignette stays true to itself.
Stephen Holden, New York Times, 2014-09-04
Lewis is a star in her prime, and more smart directors should put her to work.
Karen Valby, Entertainment Weekly, 2014-09-03
The chemistry between Lewis and Weston couldn't be more appealing throughout, as their distinct energies perfectly complement the characters and each other.
Geoff Berkshire, Variety, 2014-09-02
It's a film that takes its characters and their crises seriously, allowing them to fully explore their situation before providing them (and the audience) a genuine roadmap for finding their way through.
Todd Gilchrist, TheWrap, 2014-09-02
It's difficult to be fully invested in the Big Emotional Developments of the final act.
Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times, 2014-09-26
The film is mostly proof that changing the gender and details in a premise doesn't do much good if the presentation is conventional in nearly every other way.
Tomas Hachard, NPR, 2014-09-05
This uneven directorial debut from Jen McGowan is notable mostly for a nicely understated turn from Juliette Lewis.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 2014-09-04
The film drifts into boilerplate paces.
Sara Stewart, New York Post, 2014-09-03